Visiting Iceland? Here is everything you need to know:
Known For: The land of fire and ice! Lots of glaciers, waterfalls and beautiful scenery
If you want to drive around Iceland, there are desks at Keflavík Airport to hire a car out
It’s easy to get around Iceland by bus, If you don’t want to drive and plan on going on some popular tours, the main pickup bus station in Reykjavik is easy to find.
I have never used a taxi before in Iceland but can imagine them to be expensive considering Iceland is expensive place to visit. Some people prefer to take a taxi to and from the airport. They don’t work on a meter and will have a fixed price.
Scarf/hat/gloves – if you go to Iceland during the winter months, your face is going to hurt! You will soon learn how to make a handy facemask out of a scarf to protect yourself against the wind.
Tripod – to get the best northern lights photos
Waterproof phone cover – For taking pictures in the blue lagoon
Hiking boots/ comfortable footwear
Costume – if you are going to the blue lagoon
There are plenty of guesthouses in Reykjavik and we stayed in a guesthouse called Igdloo. The staff were friendly, it was clean and we had our own room, we didn’t see much of the other guests in the house. You can also get free coffee and tea at the main reception area. So we liked this one
You can also check out The 10 best Guesthouses in Reykjavik here
If you are looking for something more stylish and private, you could stay in an airbnb. Some even come with a hot tub. How cool is that!
And then you have got your hotels, click here to find a hotel
Glacier Walk on Solheimajokull
Vik village – for the most gorgeous lamb soup
Black sand beach,
Geyser geothermal area,
Thingvellir National Park
hot springs, glaciers, waterfalls, icebergs and more.
Kaffi Coffee do the most delicious crepes. You get to choose, from a large variety of toppings. I had the white chocolate and strawberries, And with the cappuccino this came to £14.22
Alan a banana one…
Reykjavik fish restaurant
Not cheap but worth trying the fish and chips. This cost £12.34 for a portion of fish and chips. They also do a seafood soup that was recommended.
Geirsgata 4a, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
We stopped off here on the south coast tour. The tour guide recommended trying the lamb soup. It was delicious, and a must try if visiting Vik village. This was £15 each.
Iceland hotdogs are the cheapest and tastiest food! The price of a hot dog will vary depending on where you go but we got a hot dog for £5.14 each
We had something to eat at meze cafe in Reykjavik. Just a standard cafe. I had a pizza and a beer which came to £19.90
42,, Laugavegur 32, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
This is a cafe we stopped off at when we were on the golden circle tour. And is next to the Geysers. Fancied something sweet, so had the cheesecake. Yum!
If you want to do Iceland cheaper, shop at a supermarket called Bonus. It’s a bit like our version of Aldi, and the food is cheap. We bought bread, ham, crisps and chocolate from here and just took the picnic with us on the tours. It’s a lot cheaper, though still couldn’t resit the temptation of buying the foods that the tour guide recommended as you can see!
For all this it came to £13.87
We didn’t go to many bars in Iceland because we found the best and cheapest one on the first day there, which became our regular!
Definitely the best place to go. It’s the cheapest, for one – with a pint of Gull only £3.74. this is on happy hour of course which is every day from 7pm to 10pm. So make sure to get your drinks in between them hours.
B5 also has a band playing on Friday and Saturday night which can be lively, and during week you can go for a quiet drink
Happy hour price £6.27 each for a pint of Gull
Happy hour price £5.01 a pint